Hard Drive Causing Windows to Freeze? Repairable?
I have been having a bunch of computer problems recently. The latest is that my computer would seem to randomly freeze once every day or two. I started suspecting it was my hard drive because it seems to freeze either when I'm downloading something or when I'm watching videos stored on that drive.
I currently have a 120 GB OCZ Agility SSD and a 2 TB Seagate "green" drive (don't know the model). I have downloaded Seatool, for diagnostic purposes and from what I can tell, the "short dst" test failed and the "long generic" test seems to freeze... it appears to have stopped testing a few seconds into the test. Everything else passes. Now, I have no idea the short dst test failing means..... but Seatools recommended that I run the DOS version of Seatools to try to repair the problem. I ran that, but it said no hard drives were detected..
So now, I am kind of stuck. I want to try to repair the drive if possible, but I do not know how. My drive is still under warranty, so worse come to worse, I can return it. It will be quite a hassle to back up all my data because my only other drive is a 1 TB HDD, and my 2 TB is nearly full... Anyway, does anyone know any way I can attempt to repair my failing HDD?
Also to clarify, I am able to access files fine on this hard drive. It's just, my computer freezes randomly sometimes when doing so. Freezing happens on average once every day or two.